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How to make the map display larger in Garmin Mobile PC?
jparnold
Just wondering if there is a way to configure Garmin Mobile PC so that the (moving) map either fills the screen or displays larger on my laptop screen? At present it only occupies about half the width of the screen.

Thanks, John
Boyd
What is the resolution of your screen? When I run it on my desktop machine, I can resize the window to fill the full HD 23" monitor at 1920x1080. There will be a white area at the right side of the window however - I'd guess that the maximum width is something like 1800 pixels, but it shows full 1080 height. I run it in fullscreen mode on my tablet, but that is only 1024x600.

Just drag the tab at the bottom right of the window to adjust the size, or you could click the "maximize" button or right-click the title bar and choose maximize.

Or maybe I don't understand what you're asking?
jparnold
My monitor is 1920 x 1080 (I think). 24" Samsung. But I want to use it on my Notebook (1024 x 768 screen) when I am overseas.

I cannot find any 'handles' to drag/resize the window. Maybe the map doesn't resize until the program actually starts to navigate. The map I am currently using (Europe) isn't where I live (Australia) and so I cannot start to navigate as my GPS will position me thousands of kilometres from the only destinations I can enter. Maybe I should get an Australian map and try again. I guess I can use a recent Australia map I purchased on SD card for my hand held Garmin (Nuvi 310) as it should be a gmapsupp.img file unless of course it needs to be unlocked for use with Garmin Mobile PC.

I'll see what happens.
tcassidy
The resize control in the bottom right does not appear it you are in full screen mode. The only monitor I have not been able to fill is my 1920x1200 Dell...anything else, no problem. Try switching between full screen and non full screen mode to see if you can resolve your issue.

EDIT Maybe your Samsung is also that size (1920x1200).

Terry
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Boyd
Your second screenshot is exactly what I also see on a 1920x1080 monitor, and the "unfilled" area is what I was trying to describe above. Really, MobilePC should behave just the same as any other standard Windows application in this regard.

I don't know what map you have on the SD card, but if it's Garmin City Navigator you can't transfer it off the card because of hardware copy protection. But what are you trying to do? Do you want to use the EU map while you're in Australia? If so, click Settings > System > Remote GPS > Disable > GPS Info > New Location. Now zoom way out and drag the map until you find Europe. Zoom in and click on the location where you would like to be.

After this, the software will behave as though you really were in Europe until you quit and restart the program.
tcassidy
Boyd,
Although I certainly don't recommend it 5.00.70 can fill a 1920x1200 screen!

Terry
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Boyd
Haha, you guys already convinced me to avoid that version. I just use the desktop machine for debugging my own maps in Mobile PC, and my only 1920x1200 monitor is the Apple Cinema Display on my Mac with a DVI-D interface that won't work on my PC's VGA port.

But it's cool that they fixed the size limit. Wonder how it looks on a 30" screen at 2560x1600?
tcassidy
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Originally Posted by Boyd
Your second screenshot is exactly what I also see on a 1920x1080 monitor, and the "unfilled" area is what I was trying to describe above.
You are right. I had never tried it on a 1080 screen but it is exactly the same. Looks like 5.00.60 tops out at 1024 wide.

Terry
Boyd
Actually, that isn't what I'm seeing. I am using 5.00.60g and I just looked at this screenshot in Photoshop. The active map area is 1808 pixels wide (weird number) leaving a grey strip on the right side of the window that is 112 pixels wide. It fills the 1080 height of my monitor.

Perhaps this behaves differently under Windows XP? I am running Vista 64 on my desktop machine and Win7 32 on my tablet, FWIW.
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tcassidy
No, just got my dimensions bass ackwards. I have this 1920x1200 monitor switched between XP and Win 7 computers and they both behave the same.

Terry
jparnold
Thanks everyone.
My (moving) map DOES display full screen. It is at the beginning when you enter the address to go to that the map is only displayed on half the screen. I had not gone to 'navigate' mode as I was having trouble getting my GPS to 'talk' to my PC but I tried SIMULATE in the meantime which displays the map full screen.

Now I am trying to work out how to have multiple maps installed and then use Manage My Data > Map Sets to select which map to use. I have no problem with my hand held Garmin, as I can have a map (gmapsupp.img) installed on the device and another on the SD card, but I can't work out how to have multiple maps installed in Garmin Mobile PC.
tcassidy
Mobile PC supports 3 map files plus the basemap in the Mobile PC folder. The basemap is gmapbmap.img, the main map included with the program is gmapprom.img. Maps you create using MapSource will be stored with the name gmapsupp.img. You can also rename one of those to gmapsup2.img allowing you to convert a separate one using MapSource.

Also, you can select portions of more than one map using MapSource and convert them into one gmapsupp.img file. Mobile PC will show them as separate products in Tools-Manage My Data-MapSets. You can choose to display one or more of them from that point although some maps have display priority over others.

EDIT; There are some differences in the way 5.00.70 uses names. Could you tell us what version you are using from Settings-About?

Terry
jparnold
Thanks for the advice (or renaming files created with MapSource).
I am using version 5.00.10.
tcassidy
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Originally Posted by jparnold
Thanks everyone.
My (moving) map DOES display full screen. It is at the beginning when you enter the address to go to that the map is only displayed on half the screen. I had not gone to 'navigate' mode as I was having trouble getting my GPS to 'talk' to my PC but I tried SIMULATE in the meantime which displays the map full screen.
I am unclear what you mean. If the map displays full screen (using your whole display) on a lcd with more than 1800 pixels is its horizontal dimension, you are using Mobile PC version 5.00.70. When you are entering an address, the map only takes up half the screen.

Terry
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tcassidy
5.00.10! Sorry, can't try that one right now. Maybe it does support displays wider than 1088 pixels.

Terry
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